Leadership

Leading by Virtue

Leadership

Hartalega is governed by innovators and strategists; respected business leaders whose aim is to guide Hartalega from strength to strength. Their wealth of experience, and combined expertise, is an accolade to the notable success, and continued growth, of this global brand.

Mr. Kuan Kam Hon @ Kwan Kam Onn Executive Chairman

As the founder of the company, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon is currently the Executive Chairman who is primarily responsible for the overall business strategy, as well as product and manufacturing technology innovation initiatives. Previous to 2012, Mr. Kuan concurrently performed the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Hartalega, demonstrating his commitment and dedication towards the growth of the company.

Mr Kuan began his career within the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a reputed quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upper-class residential units in the Klang Valley. Moving forward, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd in 1978, a pioneer in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon made his career-defining move by forming Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of Latex and Nitrile gloves and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He currently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Kam Hon
@ Kwan Kam Onn
Executive Chairman

As the founder of the company, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon is currently the Executive Chairman who is primarily responsible for the overall business strategy, as well as product and manufacturing technology innovation initiatives. Previous to 2012, Mr. Kuan concurrently performed the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Hartalega, demonstrating his commitment and dedication towards the growth of the company.

Mr Kuan began his career within the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a reputed quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upper-class residential units in the Klang Valley. Moving forward, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd in 1978, a pioneer in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon made his career-defining move by forming Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of Latex and Nitrile gloves and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He currently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Managing Director

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong, joined the company's Engineering Department in 2001 and swiftly moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the Group in 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director, and subsequently as the Managing Director in 2012.

He graduated from Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and later obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 2007.

He began his career in the industrial boiler sector, where his in-depth knowledge of green energy technology turned out to be an advantage for Hartalega. Mr. Kuan Mun Leong went on to spearhead the implementation of the sector's first empty oil palm fruit bunch biomass energy plant in 2004 and was instrumental in leading the plant to a successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol) in 2007, which enabled Hartalega to sell emission reduction credits.

Throughout his career in Hartalega, he has led capacity expansion projects that have increased production capacity up to multiple folds, and also accomplished several unprecedented engineering breakthroughs in production technology.

Hartalega is now acknowledged as as the sector's most efficient glove manufacturer.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Non-Independent
Executive Director

Appointed as an Executive Director in the year 2008, Mr. Kuan Mun Keng is also the Business Development and Corporate Finance Director of Hartalega Sdn Bhd.

He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Bachelor's Degree in Computing from Monash University, Australia, in 1997. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia. Upon graduation he joined Kassim Chan Business Services as an Analyst in the Information Technology Consultation Division. His next move in 1998 was to join Hartalega as a Production Executive.

Working in the Accounts and Management Information Services Departments he implemented various beneficial changes before he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in 2003.

Mr. Kuan Mun Keng's long experience in operations serves to complement the Sales and Marketing team as he is able to align functions in the company, with the needs and wants of customers. This has resulted in a four-fold sales revenue increase within a 5-year period.

Mr. Kuan Mun Keng is presently committee member of the Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association (MARGMA), where he serves as a Secretary for the second term running.

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Dr. Danaraj A/L Nadarajah
Non-Independent
Executive Director

Dr N Danaraj was appointed as a Non-Independent Executive Director/ Corporate Advisor on July 4, 2011. He is responsible for Hartalega’s own brand business in China and India. He is also a joint venture partner with Hartalega in these two markets.

He has also been an entrepreneur for over 15 years in China and Malaysia as a manufacturer of toys. Prior to joining Hartalega he had short assignments as a Senior Fellow at Khazanah Nasional, and as a Technical Advisor to the National Economic Advisory Council and the Innovation Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, a Masters in Public Policy/ Economics from Harvard University, a Post-Graduate Management Diploma from INTAN, and a Masters and Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Malaya. Dr N Danaraj began his career with the Government in the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service, including postings in the Ministries of Finance and Human Resources. He has worked in the United Nations University, Tokyo, as well as a Visiting Scholar at Hitoshibashi University, Tokyo, Head of Business Research at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research and Professor of Business Strategy at University of Monaco.

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Dato' Tan Guan Cheong
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Dato' Tan Guan Cheong, aged 69, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in year 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Otago University, New Zealand, majoring in Economics, Marketing Management and Accountancy. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1983. He has worked in international audit firm Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in New Zealand and Malaysia.

Dato' Tan has wide working experience in the financial services industry and has served in various senior capacities. He joined Orix Leasing Malaysia Bhd, an international diversified financial services institution in 1976 as a financial and accounting controller. Dato' Tan rose to become the Managing Director in 1988 and held this position until his retirement.

Dato' Tan is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is also a Director of Box-Pak (Malaysia) Berhad and YTL Cement Berhad.

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Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on March 2, 2015. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Razman’s career in Accountancy began in 1977 when he joined Touche Ross & Co, London, as an Auditor. He then went on to become a Partner at Hacker Young, a medium-sized international accounting firm.

He returned to Malaysia in 1989, joning Price Waterhouse (PW) as an Audit Partner. He was subsequently promoted to Partner-In-Charge of PW’s Management Consulting Practice and became one of the six members of the firm’s Executive Board. His leadership and execution of the firm’s Regional Privatisation and Corporate Finance assignments are some of his many notable achievements.

In 1994, he founded Norush Sdn Bhd, an investment holding and business advisory firm, where he remains as Chairman. Over the years, he assumed positions as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of various public listed companies. He is currently the Independent Chairman of Tune Ins Holdings Berhad. He also sits, as an Independent Director, on the Boards of Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Berhad, Linde Malaysia Holdings Berhad as well as Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, Singapore.

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Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta. Maria
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta.Maria, aged 58, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on August 23, 2016. She was appointed as a member of the Nomination Committee on November 8, 2016.

She holds various qualifications, which are (1) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English Literature) - University of Malaya (1980), (2) Diploma in Public Administration - National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) (1981), (3) M.S. (Counselling) - Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now Universiti Putra Malaysia) (1992) and (4) Ph.D - University of Georgia in Athens (2000).

She has held various positions in the past, which include, (1) Secretary-General, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (December 2010 - 1 July 2016), (2) Deputy Secretary-General (Trade), MITI (2006 - 2010), (3) Senior Director Investment Policy and Trade Facilitation Division, MITI (June 2005 - Sept 2006), (4) Director, Strategic Planning Division, MITI (Sept 2002 - June 2005), (5) Senior Project Coordinator, Leadership Centre, INTAN (2000 - 2002), (6) Project Coordinator, INTAN (1993 - 1997), (7) Chief Admin & Procurement Officer, ASEAN Plant Quarantine & Training Centre (1988 - 1990) and (8) Administrative and Diplomatic Service, Ministry of Trade and Industry (1981 - 1988). She is currently an Independent and Non-Executive Director of both RHB Bank Berhad and Sunway Construction Group Berhad.

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Datuk Seri Nurmala Binti
Abd Rahim
Independent
Non-Executive Director

Datuk Seri Nurmala binti Abd Rahim, aged 62, was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on August 23, 2016.

She holds various qualifications, which are (1) B.A. Hons. Social Science (Second Class Upper), Universiti Sains Malaysia (1977), (2) Diploma in Public Administration, INTAN (1978), (3) M.A. Public Administration, Pennyslvania State University, USA (1988), (4) Women Directors On-Boarding Training Program, Nam Institute for the Empowerment of Women (2013) and (5) Certificate for the Mandatory Accreditation Program for Directors of Public Listed Companies (May 2014).

She has held various positions in the past, which include, (1) Assistant Secretary, International Division, Ministry of Agriculture; Assistant Secretary, Planning and Development Division Ministry of Agriculture; Principal Private Secretary to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture (1978-1984), (2) Senior Project Officer, National Institute Of Public Administration (INTAN) (1984-1986), (3) Assistant Director/ Principal Assistant Director, MAMPU, Prime Ministers Department (1988-2002), (4) Director of ASEAN Division, Ministry of International Trade And Industry (MITI) (2002-2004), (5) Minister Counsellor, MITI Office, Malaysian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan (2004-2006), (6) Senior Director, Strategic Planning Division, MITI; Senior Director, Management Services, MITI (2006), (7) Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries And Commodities (2007) and (8) Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (2011-2014). She currently holds a directorship position in Tabung Haji Plantations Berhad.

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Mr. Kuan Kam Hon
@ Kwan Kam Onn
Executive Chairman

As the founder of the company, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon is currently the Executive Chairman who is primarily responsible for the overall business strategy, as well as product and manufacturing technology innovation initiatives. Previous to 2012, Mr. Kuan concurrently performed the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Hartalega, demonstrating his commitment and dedication towards the growth of the company.

Mr Kuan began his career within the building and construction sector in 1969 under Kuan Yuen & Sons Company, a reputed quality homebuilder in the 70s specialising in upper-class residential units in the Klang Valley. Moving forward, he started Timol Weaving Sdn Bhd in 1978, a pioneer in woven labels and badges.

In 1981, Mr. Kuan Kam Hon made his career-defining move by forming Hartalega Sdn Bhd. Under his leadership, Hartalega Sdn Bhd has since become a reputable manufacturer of Latex and Nitrile gloves and is now a public listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

He has established a set of management values that is quality driven and encourages creativity and innovation to produce highly-skilled personnel. He currently sits on the Board of several other private limited companies as well.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Leong
Managing Director

Mr. Kuan Mun Leong, joined the company's Engineering Department in 2001 and swiftly moved up the ranks to be appointed as an Executive Director of the Group in 2007. He was also duly appointed as the Deputy Managing Director, and subsequently as the Managing Director in 2012.

He graduated from Monash University, Australia, with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and later obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 2007.

He began his career in the industrial boiler sector, where his in-depth knowledge of green energy technology turned out to be an advantage for Hartalega. Mr. Kuan Mun Leong went on to spearhead the implementation of the sector's first empty oil palm fruit bunch biomass energy plant in 2004 and was instrumental in leading the plant to a successful registration with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol) in 2007, which enabled Hartalega to sell emission reduction credits.

Throughout his career in Hartalega, he has led capacity expansion projects that have increased production capacity up to multiple folds, and also accomplished several unprecedented engineering breakthroughs in production technology.

Hartalega is now acknowledged as as the sector's most efficient glove manufacturer.

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Mr. Kuan Mun Keng
Director – Business Development & Corporate Finance

Appointed as an Executive Director in the year 2008, Mr. Kuan Mun Keng is also the Business Development and Corporate Finance Director of Hartalega Sdn Bhd.

He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Bachelor's Degree in Computing from Monash University, Australia, in 1997. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia. Upon graduation, he joined Kassim Chan Business Services as an Analyst in the Information Technology Consultation Division in 1997. His next move in 1998 was to join Hartalega as a Production Executive.

He then worked in the Accounts and Management Information Services Departments implementing various beneficial changes before he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in 2003.

Now aged 38, Mr. Kuan Mun Keng’s long experience in operations serves to complement the Sales and Marketing team as he is able to align functions in the company with the needs and wants of customers, which has resulted in a four-fold sales revenue increase within a 5-year period.

Mr. Kuan Mun Keng is presently a committee member of the Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association (MARGMA), where he serves as Secretary for the second term running.

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Mr. Kuan Eu Jin
Director - R&D and Technical

Mr. Kuan Eu Jin, assumed the position of Director at R&D and Technical in 2008.

He is primarily responsible for Hartalega's product research and development, where he oversees the quality assurance department and manages technical support to production. He is also the Quality Management Representative of Hartalega, responsible for all matters relating to the Company's Quality System, and is the Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee.

He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Business (Manufacturing Management) from Monash University and an MBA qualification from the University of Strathclyde Business School, Scotland. Upon graduating in 1993, he joined Hartalega as a Management Trainee and was transferred to the QA Department and promoted to the position of QA Manager in the same year.

In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Operations Manager and assisted the Operations Manager to oversee Hartalega's manufacturing operations, as well as managing the R&D Department.

During his long service with Hartalega, he played a key role in the research and development of a range of innovative glove products together with Mr Kuan Kam Hon, including the world's first polymer coated powder-free examination glove and high-stress relaxation Nitrile examination glove.

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Mr. Kuan Vin Seung
Director – Human Resources

Mr. Kuan Vin Seung, has been Hartalega’s Director of Human Resources since 2009. He is responsible for Hartalega’s entire spectrum of human capital management, including recruitment and selection, performance management, rewards and recognition, learning and development, as well as industrial and employee relations.

He also oversees Hartalega’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives and is the Chairman of ESOS Committee. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University, a CPA certification from CPA Australia and a MBA (Merit) from the Manchester Business School, UK.

Having joined Hartalega in 2001, after working for 3 years in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services (AABS) Department of Ernst & Young, KL, he was exposed to operations and HR. He subsequently headed the HR department from 2004 where he initiated a HR Transformation program in 2010. The program resulted in the implementation of a Balanced Scorecard-based performance management system, competency profiling, job grading structure, and a formalised learning and development framework.

He is also currently a member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Selangor Branch Committee, by virtue of being the Chairman of the FMM Kuala Selangor Regional Committee since 2011.

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Mr. Muhammad Hakimi Tan bin Abdullah Director – Manufacturing

In 2012 Mr. Hakimi was appointed as Hartalega's Director of Manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the company's manufacturing operations, which includes production, quality control, maintenance, purchasing, shipping, warehousing, MIS and safety & health.

He possesses a Bachelor Degree in Science majoring in Biology and Chemistry from Campbell University, USA and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification from the APICS Association for Operations Management, USA.

Mr. Hakimi began his career with Hartalega after graduating in 1988 as one of the pioneer production staff and worked his way up the ranks over the years due to his dedicated service and stellar contributions.

The last position he held before his current post was in 1996, as Operations Manager. Mr Hakimi has played a key role in ensuring the growth and success of manufacturing operations, throughout Hartalega's development.